Saturday, 2 January 2010

A message from Ringu Tulku, New Years Day 2010

Rinpoche has for the last 10 days, been translating the Karmapa's teachings and talks into English both before and during the Kagyu Monlam in Bodhgaya, India. We in Ireland who have been watching and listening extend our immense gratitude to you, Rinpoche, for dedicating those long hours every day to the task. It was almost as good as being there! You were certainly with us in spirit and we thank you for finding the time to write and share the following poem.

Under the Bodhi tree
Dawn to dusk, I prayed
With monks, nuns
And people around the world.

The melodies of chants,
The sweet calls of birds and
The wise words of Karmapa
Brought me peace and joy.

I share this joyful tranquility
To all who love me and
Those who hate me too
May you enjoy a happy New Year.

Ringu Tulku
Bodhgaya 31.12.09

1 comment:

free like a bee said...

That poem is lovely, it reminds me of having teachings from H.H DRUCKCHEON RINPOCHE under the bodhi tree,I can still smell the incense, and hear the non stop chanting,prayers, and candles for world peace, and the poverty the poverty broke my heart, but when i saw the light hearted way of a boy playing with a plastic bag tied to a piece of string all day i realised the spiritual world is far nicer than the greed i have for a new pair of shoes or that fancy jacket! ahhhhh humans show thier true nature in the temple, we are all such lovely people.....That same year i met karmapa and cryed tears of joy at his love and compassion, the room in his monastry was filled right up to the top with a pure and kind unexplainable presence. From my heart i wish you all the luck i have had to meet such lovely tibetan teachers....OM MANI PEMME HUNG!